Located about 25 minutes outside Ubud, Bali, is the Green village. The two hectares of land along the Agung river offer luxurious villas with a combination of style en environmental sensibility. All villas are made of bamboo, each one is unique and designed to fit in the surrounding landscape. The village is based on the concepts of staying in touch with nature and incredible craftsmanship. Not only the outside of the villas are made of bamboo, also the inside. A striking 90% is made of bamboo. Bamboo is one of the most environmental friendly building material currently available, it is strong, flexible and looks beautiful.
Green School in Bali, Indonesia is giving its students a natural, holistic and student-centered education in one of the most amazing environments on the planet.
The U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools awarded Green School the “2012 Greenest School on Earth“. This was an affirmation of the program provided to enrich and nurture their students.
Green School was conceived by its founders in 2006 following their exit from the Jewelry Business. The school opened in September 2008 with 90 students and a tailor made campus that had only recently emerged from the jungle and rice fields. Since then it has grown physically and in student numbers.
Green School combines the talent of several and very differently gifted individuals. Its founders, John and Cynthia Hardy, have been residents in Bali for more than 30 years and recognized a unique opportunity to create something truly inspiring and outside of the structural, conceptual, and physical limitations of many traditional schools.
Some of the homes in the Green village have been built for the families who have children who go to the Green school. Other residents are attracted to the village because it is a unique community that is hard to find nowadays. According to the creative director of the team behind the Green village and school Elora Hardy, the construction started in 2010 and since then seven houses have been built. The houses are all privately owns and some are available for tourists to rent. “While not all of the people who get into this do so because they feel strongly about the environment, all of them are creative, appreciate beauty and think outside the box,” says Hardy. It’s a one in a lifetime experience!